A bill in the Massachusetts legislature would mandate public schools use a graphic sex-ed curriculum and a pro-family groups says a notorious abortion provider is involved.
A vote coming as early as this week would force the current health curriculum to be used by all public schools if the Healthy Youth Act passes.
Andrew Beckwith of the Massachusetts Family Institute says the state Senate has passed similar legislation in the past but it has never come up for a vote in the House, where one lawmaker has publicly vowed to take action if his colleagues debate the bill.
“And during the debate,” Beckwith says of lawmaker, “he will just start reading from some of these curricula the bill would mandate, and so they won't bring it up for a vote."
Abortion giant Planned Parenthood is often lurking in the background when there is a push for sex-ed lessons in public schools, and Beckwith says the current bill lets school administrators off the hook when angry parents come knocking.
"If the bill passes, they can just point to the state Department of Education and say their hands are tied,” Beckwith says. “And parents will have no voice in saying what's best for their children and their community."
In a recent story on the ongoing parental fight in California, OneNewsNow reported in a January 6 story that a mother of public school students successfully fought school officials to review graphic lessons that are taught to middle schoolers.